Pre-operative donor-site hair-removal for gender dysphoria (trans) patients

Obvious Pseudonym made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Obvious Pseudonym

Dear Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I understand that you follow the "East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group Policy on the provision of Gender Dysphoria services for adults" <URL:http://www.emscg.nhs.uk/Library/EMSCGGen...> which states-

"Appendix A

Commissioned Procedures

Gender reassignment involves a variety of therapeutic options, including surgical procedures and other clinical interventions summarised in Section 3.

The following procedures, if appropriate for the individual undergoing gender reassignment, should be routinely commissioned.

...[snip]...

Donor site hair removal on surgeon’s recommendation"

Since this policy was ratified on 27th November 2009, please provide the total number of funding applications for such pre-operative donor-site/genital hair removal procedures (in accordance with a surgeon's recommendation and complied with the policy) that were-

a) successful, and

b) unsuccessful.

Thank you.

NOTE: As I am sure you will understand, in this case I have used a pseudonym to avoid the risk of "outing" my trans status.

Please note guidance from the Information Commissioner (January 2009) <URL:http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...> which states-

"Even when an obvious pseudonym has been used, as good practice a public authority should still consider the request even though technically it can be regarded as invalid. This approach could be adopted in cases where identity is not relevant to the request and, in view of the general principle within the FOIA of disclosure to the world at large, where the authority is content to disclose the information."

I hope you will act in good faith and consider my request. If this request is refused as invalid on the grounds of the use of a pseudonym, it will be resubmitted under the name of a valid organisation instead.

Yours faithfully,
Obvious Pseudonym

Templeton Julia (5N7) Derby City PCT, Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Obvious Pseudonym,

Thank you for your recent FOI request concerning pre-operative donor-site
hair-removal for gender dysphoria (trans) patients.

Please regard this email as official receipt and acknowledgement of your
request.

We will process your request under the terms of the FOI Act and provide a
response within 20 working days.

If in the meantime you wish to change or modify your request, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Julia Templeton

Julia Templeton | Development Administrator

| Engagement Directorate | NHS Derby City, Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham
Road, Derby DE1 3QT

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Blurton Lynn (5N7) Derby City PCT, Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Applicant,

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

Regards

Lynn Blurton

Information Governance and Access Officer

NHS Derby City

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